Role details

Chief Management Accountant - Shared Service Centre

Bristol   •   £50,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global Organisation
  • Key role in Senior Management Team

About Our Client

My client are a highly profitable, market leading, major global organisation. Part of a German organisation with turnover in excess of £1.1bn, the UK business has a Shared Service Centre / Centre of Excellence in Bristol within which this role will be based.

Job Description

Role Scope:

  • To provide leadership and direction to the management accounting function (to include both General Ledger and SSC Business Analyst teams).
  • To develop teams of competent and professional subject matter experts, producing accurate, timely and informative management accounts for the business.
  • To maintain open and transparent lines of communication with all stakeholders.
  • To develop systems and processes to enhance efficiency and automation where possible.

Key responsibilities:

  • To oversee the SSC Management Accounts department, ensuring the transacting of general ledger processes and completion of management accounts is delivered in a timely and accurate manner, meeting both internal and group reporting requirements
  • Monitor the training needs of the department and offer the necessary challenge and development for the individuals and team.
  • Improve lines of communication within the department, across SSC teams and within the business in order for the management accounts function to support the business more efficiently
  • Promote the continuous development and improvement of standardised and consistent processes within the department to offer as excellent a level of service as possible to all business lines and the group as a whole.
  • Develop a team of cross skilled individuals able to move between tasks and business lines as workloads required, removing key man dependency and process bottlenecks.
  • Engage fully in all business and group projects which impact accounting processes, taking a proactive role in risk and issue identification, change management and meeting project deliverables.
  • deliver management accounting services within a robust and transparent controls environment. Review any changes for controls weakness, and ensure that any gaps are mitigated.
  • Proactively manage all stakeholders to improve the customer experience, and provide a clear line for issue resolution without additional escalation requirements.

The Successful Applicant

Key criteria:

  • Qualified Accountant + 5 Years CIMA / ACCA / ACA
  • Excellent management accounting skills
  • Understanding / experience of working to Group deadlines as well as internal guidelines
  • Experience of working with non-financial management and explaining financial concepts advantageous
  • Comfortable dealing with senior management / directors
  • Strong understanding of risk and control processes
  • Ability to recommend and implement change
  • Good knowledge of working practices and chart of accounts
  • Experience of managing a team of accountants of varying degrees of experience / qualification
  • Strong work ethic to achieve tight deadlines
  • Pro-active approach to process improvements
  • Strong personality
  • Adaptability to managing different styles
  • Influencing skills
  • Good excel skills
  • Assertive and able to take ownership and responsibility for tasks
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diligent / Conscientious
  • Ability to forge good working relationships with financial and non financial personnel

What's on Offer

This role will pay a basic salary of c. £60k, plus a package which includes a company car and a bonus of up to 17.5%

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